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Can I get arrested/sued/banned for selling MTG Proxies on Ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by PokemonMasta, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. PokemonMasta

    PokemonMasta Newbie

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    I can get my hands on the exact same cards that are being sold on Ebay as "proxies". They are actually counterfeit cards made from china but these guys are somehow getting around it by saying they are proxies and telling the buyers that they are actually replicas and not actually the real cards. Can I get arrested/sued/banned for selling proxies on Ebay? I wonder because if these guys are doing it, what's stopping me from doing it?

    For example: just go to ebay and look up "MTG Proxy" and you will see what I mean.

    Is it safe to sell these as "proxies" and not "counterfeits". If I tell my buyers that they are not the authentic cards and that they are not legal for tournament play, only for casual play, can I still sell these things without worry legally / my ebay account being banned? Really tempting because this is pretty decent money.
     
  2. jak19

    jak19 Elite Member

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    try it and see, copy other listings or as near as
     
  3. PokemonMasta

    PokemonMasta Newbie

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    I really want to but I fear that the police / company might come after me. I am still only in college and want to make a bit of money so I can buy some new equipment
     
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    anatho Elite Member

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    hmmm .... is MTG a vero brand? If so, stay away. If not, try to list them. List just 1 as a bin for 3 days. Or you also can do a 1 day auction.
     
  5. bojan92

    bojan92 Regular Member

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    Try your luck man, the only thing you can loose is your freedom or some money. :p My advise if you are not sure start something else, don't risk it for a few bucks :)
     
  6. goreblaster

    goreblaster Newbie

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    MTG proxies are absolutely a violation of copyright law. However, I couldn't imagine anything worse than your listings being taken down or your ebay account banned for trying to sell them. If the counterfeits are really good, you might as well try selling them as authentic mtg cards since you could make a lot more and you're already doing something illegal by selling proxies in the first place.
     
  7. n00b13

    n00b13 Newbie

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    I've learned that just because "someone else is getting away with it" doesn't mean YOU will get away with it. Take for example, 90% of the sellers from China selling anything branded knockoff goods (take toys for example)...ebay does NOTHING about it. You sell those same goods from the US, and you're banned.
     
  8. Sythix

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    I'm gonna go against the group think here and say fuck it, why not. As long as you aren't trying to pawn off a black lotus for thousands of dollars I think you're fine. Just sell some rares and don't get too greedy, most noobs won't know the difference.

    Yes what you're doing is illegal though. Just a heads up, nothing is guaranteed.